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EU's top court may define obesity as a disability

mrspoonsi (2955715) writes | about 3 months ago

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mrspoonsi (2955715) writes "The EU's top court is considering a test case which could oblige employers to treat obesity as a disability. Denmark has asked the European Court of Justice to rule on the case of a male childminder who says he was sacked for being too fat. The court's final ruling will be binding across the EU. It is seen as especially significant because of rising obesity levels in Europe and elsewhere, including the US. If the judges decide it is a disability then employers could face new obligations. Employers might in future have a duty to create reserved car parking spaces for obese staff, or adjust the office furniture for them, she said."

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Yet more clueless beaureaucratic stupidity (1)

JustNiz (692889) | about 3 months ago | (#47224147)

...Yet more clueless beaureaucratic stupidity from the EU which further clearly demonstrates why all Brits should vote to leave the EU in the forthcoming referendum.

Not a disability (1)

GreatDrok (684119) | about 3 months ago | (#47224913)

It is not a disability, it is self harming. I was fat and then I dieted and now I'm not. If I had a real disability could I fix it with a simple lifestyle change?

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